Infobox Space mission
mission_name = STS-102
insignia = Sts-102-patch.png shuttle = Discovery
launch_pad = 39-B
launch = March 8, 2001, 6:42 a.m. EST
landing = March 21, 2001, 2:33:06 am EST (7:33:06 GMT), KSC, Runway 15
duration = 12 days, 19 hours, 51 minutes, 57 seconds
altitude = 122 nautical miles (226 km)
inclination = 51.6 degrees
distance = 5.3 million miles
crew_photo = STS-102_crew.jpg
crew_caption = The STS-102 crew portrait.
previous = STS-98
next = STS-100

STS-102 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle " Discovery" and launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. STS-102 flew in March 2001; its primary objectives were resupplying the ISS and rotating the Expedition 1 and Expedition 2 crews.


*James D. Wetherbee (5), Commander
*James M. Kelly (1), Pilot
*Andrew S. W. Thomas (3), Mission Specialist 1
*Paul W. Richards (1), Mission Specialist 2

Launched ISS Expedition 2 Crew:

*Yury V. Usachev (4), ISS Commander - RSA
*James S. Voss (5), ISS Flight Engineer
*Susan J. Helms (5), ISS Science Officer

Landed ISS Expedition 1 Crew:

*William M. Shepherd (4), ISS Commander
*Yuri P. Gidzenko (2), ISS Soyuz Commander - RSA
*Sergei K. Krikalev (5), ISS Flight Engineer - RSA

Number in parentheses indicates number of spaceflights by each individual prior to and including this mission.

Mission parameters

**"Orbiter liftoff:" 99,503 kg
**"Orbiter landing:" 90,043 kg
**"Payload:" 5,760 kg
*Perigee: 370 km
*Apogee: 381 km
*Inclination: 51.5°
*Period: 92.1 min

Docking with ISS

*Docked: March 10, 2001, 06:38:00 UTC
*Undocked: March 19, 2001, 04:32:00 UTC
*Time docked: 8 days, 21 h, 54 min, 00 s

pace walks

* " Voss and Helms " - EVA 1
*EVA 1 Start: March 11, 2001 - 05:12 UTC
*EVA 1 End: March 11, - 14:08 UTC
*Duration: 8 hours, 56 minutes

* " Thomas and Richards " - EVA 2
*EVA 2 Start: March 13, 2001 - 05:23 UTC
*EVA 2 End: March 13, - 11:44 UTC
*Duration: 6 hours, 21 minutes

Mission highlights

STS-102 was the eighth shuttle mission to visit the International Space Station and served as a crew rotation flight. Space Shuttle "Discovery" delivered the Expedition Two crew to the station and returned the Expedition One crew to Earth. The primary cargo for the mission was the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), with six racks for the U.S.Destiny Laboratory Module which had been delivered and installed onto the station during STS-98. The STS-102 crew temporarily connected Leonardo to the International Space Station in order to unload its contents.

There were also two EVAs ("spacewalks") conducted to complete assembly operations. Mission Objectives for the first spacewalk was for astronauts Susan Helms and Jim Voss to move the shuttle docking port to make room for the MPLM and attach the Lab Cradle Assembly to the top of the lab. The assembly was to be used on STS-100 when the Canadarm2 Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) was attached to the station. On the second spacewalk, astronauts Andy Thomas and Paul Richards attached an External Stowage Platform and a coolant pump to the outside of the Destiny module.

ee also

* Space science
* Space shuttle
* List of space shuttle missions
* List of human spaceflights chronologically
* List of ISS spacewalks
* List of spacewalks

External links

* [ NASA mission summary]
* [ STS-102 Video Highlights]

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